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Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan (Paperback) (Ruth Gilligan)

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At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the haunting story of Ireland’s all-but-forgotten Jewish community. Ruth Gilligan’s beautiful and heartbreaking Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan explores the question of just how far we will go to understand who we really are, and to feel at home in the world.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Ruth Gilligan
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 52041977
UPC: 9781941040492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2337
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